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XObject.NodeType Property

Gets the node type for this XObject.

Namespace:  System.Xml.Linq
Assembly:  System.Xml.Linq (in System.Xml.Linq.dll)
public abstract XmlNodeType NodeType { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNodeType
The node type for this XObject.

Because all classes that derive from XObject contain a NodeType property, you can write code that operates on collections of concrete subclass of XObject. Your code can then test for the node type of each node in the collection.

The following example uses this method to retrieve the node type for a variety of nodes.

// Note that XNode uses XmlNodeType, which is in the System.Xml namespace.
XDocument xmlTree = new XDocument(
    new XComment("a comment"),
    new XProcessingInstruction("xml-stylesheet", "type=\"text/xsl\" href=\"hello.xsl\""),
    new XElement("Root",
        new XAttribute("Att", "attContent"),
        new XElement("Child1",
            new XCData("CDATA content")
        ),
        new XElement("Child2",
            new XText("Text content")
        )
    )
);

foreach (XNode node in xmlTree.DescendantNodes())
{
    Console.WriteLine(node.NodeType);
    if (node.NodeType == XmlNodeType.Element)
    {
        foreach (XAttribute att in ((XElement)node).Attributes())
            Console.WriteLine(att.NodeType);
    }
}

This example produces the following output:

Comment
ProcessingInstruction
Element
Attribute
Element
CDATA
Element
Text

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows CE, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Xbox 360, Zune

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0
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